It’s incredible to think back to what you looked like at the high school prom; youthful, buoyant, fresh-faced, stuff like that. Take that image – add about 1000 gallons of beer, twice as many cigarettes, a tonne of scarring sexual experiences and at least 20 pounds – and here you are today!
But if you can’t (or choose not to) remember yourself at the prom, then you can fake the whole thing this Saturday night at the Gladstone Hotel. Whereas highschool proms put a premium on a ‘magical evening,’ the fake prom moves the emphasis over to ‘ironic’ – funny ties, goofball shoes, glasses and the what-nots. Though Torontoist must stress, don’t take any of our words the wrong way, sensitive readers! As proms usually go, last year’s fake prom at Sneaky Dee’s is now the stuff of legends.
(Let’s reveal our ages for a second here – Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way” was our official prom song. We must have heard that song 50 times on prom night alone, not counting any after- or pre- parties. In retrospect, that may explain a few things about our current selves.)